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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

I always love coming back here. The church is not so old as Cozia, since it had to be rebuilt after a fire, but lovely. Do climb to the two old dwellings of the first monks that stayed there.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank carmend924
Reviewed July 27, 2018

a monastery where you can see the old cells, dug in the rock, of an immaculate white, full of flowers, full of history! the road from Caciulata is beautiful, it passes over the olt dam and there are also several tunnels dug in the rock

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Andra-Diana
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Impressive monastery, I really loved it. It gave me a really nice warm feeling...the quiet here was great.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Turnu Monastery (Tower) is placed on the left side of Olt River about 2 km from Cozia Monastery, founded by Mircea cel Batrân King, from Călimanești City. Its name is coming from a tower built by Roman army from Arutela Roman camp in the 2nd...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mirela T
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Next to mountains, woods and river. Excellent to visit at East Christians festivals. Biking and kayaking possibilities in vicinity.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Tactic O
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Just like it's big brother Cozia monastery, this is a good place for relaxation near Calimanesti. Also you can walk to it near the water dam and get beautiful pictures of the area. If you sleep over in Calimanesti worth visiting it. PS: Also in...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Guran_Claudiu
Reviewed March 25, 2016

Beautiful monastery 30 minutes walking or 5 minutes by car from cozia monastery, the site is in a wonderful gorge along the olt river

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank jaoxi2015
Reviewed January 11, 2016

From Caciulata just 30 minutes walk along Olt river and you can discover one beautiful place where the monks build a small heaven. It is a good example for all people which cannot see the benefits of "working and living together as a community".

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Stelian304063
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Despite the fact that is secluded is very easy to get there, in the vicinity of the Cozia Monastery. The surroundings of the monastery are fabulous. Once you're here you feel like you're back in time. There are few caves were monks lived into and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank nicki109
Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was happy to see that the cook, Father Dionisios, was still there, but I realized our relationship changed. He was distant..after all these years..I thought I would find a lost friend, but I was dissapointed.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Kourtney M
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Monasteries can invite you to have dinner or a meal there. It's just their way to welcome pilgrims/people. They even have accomodations for a very small fee to support the monastery
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